Pinterest Answers How do I use Pinterest if my business isn’t visual?

Pinterest Answers How Do I Use Pinterest If My Business Is Not Visual

IF Pinterest is right for you (be sure you ask yourself the right questions FIRST), the next most common lament is

“but my business isn’t visuallllllllllllllllllllll.” I’m a service business or I don’t have a product or I just don’t think visually…

Oh wow, do I get this one. It took me almost a year to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon because I’m a consultant who also coaches.

[br] “How visual is thatttttt” went the whiny me.

Not to harp on this AND you need to make sure it is worth your while to even participate on Pinterest! I got more interested when I heard about the market potential (with an average income of over $100K, that’s something to think about).

What swayed me was when I listened in on a webinar where this exact question was up for grabs. And the answer was so simple I blushed. Where was my right brain anyway!

Put what I know into a series of tips to help others. Jeez! Good one eh (I explain it more completely in the post Pinterest How to: Use a presentation tool to create images for Pinterest).

So that’s where you can start too

  • What do you know that has helped you?
  • What tips do you give your clients “off the cuff” that could be shared on Pinterest (TweetThis)
  • What tasty tidbits kept you kept you out of hot water? Or what do you WISH you would have  known that COULD have kept you out of hot water?

Or you could use this list to create some more pinnable stuff:

  • Quotes, sayings, inspirational messages (BIG for repinning and inspiring others)
  • A list of your top 3-5 tips grouped together (reuse them to create individual pins linked to your blog with more detail)
  • Before and afters (takes a bit of creativity when you do things like change lives with coaching or other services)
  • Testimonials from your raving fans (TweetThis)
  • Photos or images of your team (whether formal or informal)
  • Case studies or project profiles
  • Product covers for books and programs
  • The process you use for what you do
So, there is a starting point. Share what you think of or what came as an “ah ha” in the comments. Love hearing how your business is taking off by sharing more.

 

  • Ruth P says:

    I have not jumped onto the Pinterest bandwagon even though I see how powerful images are when shared on Facebook. I LOVE these ideas though, so simple! I just have to get into a habit of creating the images every time I make a new post. Gonna save your list in my Evernote ideas folder now!
    Ruth P recently posted…Boost Your Blogging Power With An Editorial CalendarMy Profile

    • MamaRed says:

      Glad the ideas gave you a boost Ruth. Retraining myself to put an image in every post has been on the top of the priority list (and love Evernote for keeping ideas too).

  • Erika says:

    These tips are wonderful! I spend 45 minutes trying to come up with some sort of image to go with my post today so I could pin it and finally gave up! So perfect timing for me! Maybe I will go back in later and use some of these tips to try again!

    • MamaRed says:

      I sooooooo relate Erika! That’s why I shared this one…the image with this post was created in PowerPoint. I know some of the artsy types will have a fit and it got me started (and reduced the time to create an image too). Thanks for popping in.

  • Mama Red this is one of those hit myself on the head and say of course. Why didn’t I think of this! I always have images on my posts (now that I’ve learned that from John Chow) but I never thought of posting them to Pinterest.

    I was recently introduced to quozio.com where you can make your own pictorial quotes. Much quicker and far better than trying to do them in Photoshop as I’ve been doing.
    Kathy Robinson recently posted…Celebrate Every MilestoneMy Profile

    • MamaRed says:

      Hi there Kathy…isn’t it tho? I had one of those big DOH moments when I heard this about this option. Took me a while to figure the bits and pieces out and now I always have an image in my posts too. One tip, naming the images with the keywords you want searched for is a good idea. And thanks for the tip on the using quozio! I use Powerpoint for many of my quotes and am off to check out quozio too. THere are so many options, aren’t there? The only thing I see with doing it this way is the link takes you back to Quozio (not sure if that is what you wanted).

  • Bonnie Gean says:

    I’m from Tiff’s challenge and never had the chance to come here – this blogging thing has kept me busy! :)

    I love these ideas and like Ruth, I am saving them to my Evernote file! I already use images in my posts and do post SOME of my blog items, but not all.

    I keep forgetting! LOL

    I’ll be back, no doubt, once I figure out what other posts I missed from the challenge! I did a series the first week, which shall continue into week 2. By the time I am done, this series could turn into a complete product! LOL
    Bonnie Gean recently posted…How to Create a Podcast Show, Part 1My Profile

    • MamaRed says:

      Hi Bonnie…I know what you mean about it keeping ya busy! This is my first time doing this much blogging, so getting in the swing is a challenge, eh? Congrats on writing a series that can become a product. That’s the way to leverage that time!

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